Saturday, 22 June 2013

The Daily Teaser — 22-6-2013

Oh,now, hang on: THAT was a weird one … !

I don’t know about you, but I tend to have dreams, just in the run up to waking up: I’m told that’s a common part of the human sleep pattern.

The one I had, this morning was … OK, maybe not odd: but certainly one that stuck in my mind.

I was at Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton: at the back of the church, obviously.   With Kate telling me she felt nervous: ME, of all people, for some reason.

The wedding went off fine: as it did in reality.

But for SOME reason, the fact I was at the reception, afterwards — with a very nice selection of cold meats, I was watching myself pile them on a (paper) plate — stuck in my mind.

Hmmm … Lord knows what THAT says about my subconscious, but if I have an idea about it, I’ll let you know … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers.   Along with letting us know she put up THIS post*, she also let us know about Italian keyboards were odd — for those of us not used to them — and bagged four out of five.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 22nd June, 1906, saw Sweden formally adopt its flag: name either of the colours on that flag … ?
Q2) One year later, 22nd June, 1907, saw the opening of the Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway: this is now part of which London Underground Line … ?
Q3) 22nd June, 2012, saw a Turkish Air Force plane shot down: over which  Middle Eastern country … ?
Q4) 22nd June, 1990, saw the dismantling of Checkpoint Charlie, between East and West Berlin.   It went through which wall … ?
Q5) More to the point, that wall features in which John Le Carré novel … ?
Q6) And finally … 22nd June, 1942, saw who promoted to Field Marshal … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 21st June, 1982, saw Princess Diana give both to her eldest child: which Royal Prince is that child … ?
A1) Prince William: also known as the Duke Of Cambridge.
Q2) Many years earlier, 21st June, 1945, saw US troops capture Okinawa.   Roughly how many Japanese troops were killed in the eighty-two day battle: 80000, 90000 or 100000 … ?
A2) 90000.
Q3) 21st June, 217 BC, saw a Roman army ambushed in the Battle of Lake Trasimene.   By whose forces … ?
A3) Hannibal’s.
Q4) 21st June, 1982, saw John Hinckley found Not Guilty of trying to assassinate whom … ?
A4) President Ronald Reagan.
Q5) And finally … 21st June, 2013, saw the launch of SpaceShipOne, the world’s first privately launch spaceship.   What was the name of the company that  launched it … ?
A5) Mojave Aerospace Ventures.
Enjoy those: I’ll leave you with this line from H. Rider Haggard’s She
“The food that memory gives to eat is bitter to the taste, and it is only with the teeth of hope that we can bear to bite it.”
From She by H. Rider Haggard, 22 June 1856 – 14 May 1925
And with this song … 

Have a good day … 

*       Yeah, I saw those!   Nice to see them, Again.   (Pointless trivia for you, by the way, Debbi: did you know that Pinky — of Pinky and the Brain fame — is supposed to be a cockney … ?   Doesn’t quite work for me, I know that … ! :D )   Oh, and I know what you mean about keyboards, getting used to just the standard UK Mac one confused me at first: unlike standard UK keyboards, you access the ‘@’ sign by pressing ‘Shift’ and ‘2’.   You have to access the quotation marks — ‘"’ — by hitting ‘Shift’ and ‘'’.   Took getting used to, but it always struck me as a logical arrangement.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I love that cartoon, though! I'm really having fun with Pinterest. Makes my job much easier really. And I really am so happy to have found your blog. You have no idea.

Tell Trevor I said hi. :)

1. blue and yellow
2. the Tube
3. Syria
4. the Berlin Wall
5. The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
6. Rommel